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Casey Bushland

Discover Casey’s natural Bushland reserves and enjoy a bushwalk, birdwatching, taking wildlife photos or just discovering what unique native plants and animals call these areas home.

Our Reserves

With over 175ha of natural bushland reserves, City of Casey has many fantastic places for you to explore.  Hosting a range of vegetation types such as grassy woodlands, wetlands, coastal saltmarshes, and heathlands, including rare and threatened species, these reserves are protecting these communities into the future. They are a small representation of what these areas looked like before European settlement.

Many unique and fascinating animals call these bushland areas home. From the shy echidnas and bandicoots to the loud and sometimes flamboyant birds, each animal depends on these areas for their survival. Other animals you may encounter include reptiles, frogs, bats and insects. Providing food, water and shelter, bushland reserves are important habitats for these creatures.

Management and monitoring of these special areas is carried out by Council’s Natural Assets team, contractors and passionate volunteers who are working to enhance and encourage natural regeneration and spend many hours controlling weeds, planting native indigenous species, carrying out work to minimise the threat of bushfire and monitoring and controlling pest animals such as foxes and rabbits.

Whether you are just out enjoying a bushwalk or birdwatching, these areas have lots to offer. They are a great way to relax and include many health and wellbeing benefits. Why not discover the beauty and secrets of a local bushland reserve today!

Blind Bight Foreshore Reserve

Explore Casey's remarkable coastline. Spring wildflowers and birdwatching will keep you entertained for hours.

Brookland Greens Reserve

Rich in different native vegetation communities this easy to access reserve has a lot to offer.

Colley Nature Reserve

Take a walk around and remember to look up. Koalas have been seen snoozing in the trees.

Hilltop Park Reserve

Learn about the local indigenous history of the area by following the signage trail.

Jessie Traill Reserve

With more than 110 plant species on show, Jessie Traill Reserve is a great place to visit.

Lysterfield National Park

If your into mountain bike riding, long walks in the bush or fancy a swim on a hot day head to Lysterfield National Park.

Morning Mist Reserve

Home to the Southern Brown Bandicoot Morning Mist Reserve is waiting for you to come and explore.

Rutter Park Nature Reserve

Come and join the migratory and resident birds in enjoying this small but significant patch within the recreation reserve.

Walsdorf Creek Reserve

Nestled in the Casey foothills. A known roosting site for the threatened Powerful Owl.

Woodlot Lane Reserve

View mangrove wetlands that are an important coastal plant community that line the shore of Western Port Bay.

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